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How to Draw a Pigeon

Easy Pigeon Drawing Tutorial for Kids and Beginners

How to draw a pigeon for kids
Scroll down the page to get a PDF version of this drawing tutorial with additional worksheets.
How to draw a pigeon for kids step by step

I already have lessons about this bird on my site, but in this lesson I decided to show you how to draw a pigeon in flight.

Since ancient times, people have considered the pigeon a symbol of peace in the world. In our previous lessons on drawing a pigeon, we already told you that these birds are one of the most common on the planet.

Did you know that thanks to the unique structure of the eyes, pigeons can look directly at the sun? You already know! Well, now you are reading the simplest lesson on drawing this beautiful bird, consisting of only nine steps.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Time needed: 20 minutes

How to Draw a Pigeon For Kids

  1. Draw a circle.

    In the next steps, it will make the bird’s head.How to draw a pigeon step by step

  2. Draw the eyes and the beak.

    Draw the eyes in two small circles (remember their feature, huh?). Don’t forget to add the dots inside the eyes – the pupils. Next, sketch out the beak.How to draw a bird step by step

  3. Draw the outlines of the torso.

    Draw the torso as an irregular oval attached to the head.How to draw a bird

  4. Draw the wings.

    Using long and curved lines depict the wings of the pigeon, as shown in the example.How to draw a pigeon easy

  5. Draw the tail.

    Draw a quadrilateral with one side serrated.How to draw a pigeon for kids

  6. Draw the feathers.

    Draw the top row of feathers similarly to the wings in the step 4.How to draw a pigeon for beginners

  7. Draw the «collar» and the legs.

    Final touches. Use curved lines to draw the feather collar. Draw the legs on the lower torso. Using short lines depict the feathers on the tail.
    Pigeon drawing tutorial

  8. Erase the guidelines.

    To give your drawing a finished look, delete all unnecessary guidelines. If you want to make the drawing more expressive, trace it with a dark pencil.
    Pigeon drawing

  9. Color the drawing.

    I painted the pigeon purple and gray and chose yellow for the legs and beak. But you can color your drawing in any other color.
    How to draw a pigeon for kids

And, of course, the traditional free PDF version of the guide with all the extras, including the guide itself, a coloring page, a tracing worksheet, and a grid drawing worksheet.

So, today I showed you how to draw the cartoon pigeon for kids. If this instruction was useful to you, then be sure to subscribe to Howtodrawforkids.com, and do not forget to share it with your friends. And don’t forget, that on my site, you can learn the basic stages of drawing and start drawing like a real artist!

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